Mating with Queen vs. Rook Part 1 -- Philidor!

Jan 3, 2011
18 min
International Master Sam Shankland takes on the task of teaching our members how to win a Queen vs Rook Endgame in a two part video series. Today we learn (and hopefully master) the ultimate "goal" position of this tricky ending: the Philidor Position! See how white is winning by force on any black response, and then pay attention to the tricky way for white to "lose a move" and place black in Zugzwang...